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bothersome

[both -er-suh m] /ˈbɒð ər səm/
adjective
1.
causing annoyance or worry; troublesome.
Origin of bothersome
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; bother + -some1
Synonyms
annoying, irritating, irksome, vexing, vexatious, galling.
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  • "I am afraid it has been a bothersome business," he said gently.

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
  • Steve did not take the trouble to ask himself these bothersome questions.

    Chums of the Camp Fire Lawrence J. Leslie
  • Insects and fungi are the most bothersome pests on most plantations.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • It is that troublesome, bothersome, little verb be, which is so difficult to master.

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    Marian Wharton
  • The bothersome consciousness of her own unworthiness overwhelmed her.

    When Sarah Went to School Elsie Singmaster
British Dictionary definitions for bothersome

bothersome

/ˈbɒðəsəm/
adjective
1.
causing bother; troublesome
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Word Origin and History for bothersome
adj.

1817, from bother + -some (1).

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